UK weekend weather forecast: Britain HOTTER than Ibiza today with sizzling 24C sunshine as heatwave expected THIS week

BRITAIN will bask in temperatures as high as 24-25C today -with more summer weather to come this week.

The Met Office’s Aidan McGivern said “many places will be fine with warm sunny spells for much of the time” – with parts of the UK clocking in HOTTER than Spain during Saturday.

Highs of 24C are expected in London and 21C in Newcastle today – but Met Office meteorologist Sarah Kent warned it will “not be wall-to-wall sunshine”.

“First thing on Sunday morning there will be quite a lot of cloud across central parts of England, eastern Wales, and down to the south-west. And in that zone there will be outbreaks of rain, with the odd heavier burst of rain in the south-west,” she added.

Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds to 1-2 (from 6-4) on 30C or higher being recorded in the UK before the end of the weekend. The firm is offering 4-5 that this month ends as the hottest June on record, while it is 4-6 that this summer is the hottest ever in the UK.

Coral spokesman John Hill said: “It has been a sweltering week so far and things could still get hotter. We have slashed the odds on 30C or higher being recorded before the end of the weekend. This week could be a taste of what is to come over the next few months as our betting suggests we may be set for the hottest summer ever in the UK,” he added.

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